European Annual Legal Forum

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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  • Event will be live on March 10, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM GMT  |  Timezone Converter
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Educational Credits

3.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Non-Transitional

3.5 CPE Credit Hours Available

3 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Katherine Tew Darras

Katherine Tew Darras, General Counsel, ISDA

9:05 AM Keynote Address Alina Nedea

Alina Nedea, Head of the Sanctions Unit, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission

9:25 AM Derivatives in a Post-Brexit World Annabel Akintomide, Caroline Dawson, Sarah Garvey

The end of the Brexit transition period has created additional issues for derivatives lawyers to consider, from regulatory changes to implications for governing law and jurisdiction clauses in documentation. ISDA has published several documents in response, including an exclusive jurisdiction clause amendment. What are the challenges at the regulatory level for UK and EU counterparties? Which international treaties and agreements apply to the recognition of judgments between the UK and EU/EFTA countries? What are the changes and what more is needed?

Moderator: Annabel Akintomide, Counsel, ISDA
Caroline Dawson, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Sarah Garvey, Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP

10:10 AM Break

10:20 AM Ready for ESG Derivatives Peter Werner, Mark Brown, Natalie Everaert

Growing interest in sustainable investments has created rising demand for derivatives linked to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. What products have emerged? What is the industry doing to ensure globally consistent standards, definitions and practices? How are ESG derivatives being documented?

Moderator: Peter Werner, Senior Counsel, ISDA
Mark Brown, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Natalie Everaert, General Counsel and Managing Director, Co-head of Asia-Pacific Legal ESG Group and Chair of ISDA’s Global Energy, Commodities & Developing Products Committee, Citibank, N.A.

11:05 AM Break

11:15 AM Benchmarks: What Now? Ann M. Battle, Tamsin Rolls, Deepak Sitlani, Owen Taylor

With ISDA’s IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and protocol having come into effect on January 25, what are the next steps for benchmark transition? What steps should lawyers take when renegotiating existing LIBOR transactions? What regulatory and legal approaches are being taken to address ‘tough legacy’ exposures across jurisdictions, and what does this mean for transition efforts?

Moderator: Ann M. Battle, Assistant General Counsel, Head of Benchmark Reform, ISDA
Tamsin Rolls, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, J.P. Morgan
Deepak Sitlani, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Owen Taylor, Head of Legal – Rates and FX Derivatives, LCH

12:00 PM Understanding the 2021 Definitions Rick Sandilands, Suzanna Brunton, Ilene K. Froom, David Hayes

With more than 70 supplements since launch, the 2006 ISDA Definitions are due an update. What changes have been agreed, and what do lawyers need to be aware of? When will the definitions be rolled out? What will happen to legacy trades that reference the 2006 Definitions?

Moderator: Rick Sandilands, Senior Counsel, Europe, ISDA
Suzanna Brunton, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP
Ilene K. Froom, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
David Hayes, Director, EMEA Markets Legal, Citigroup

12:45 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Annabel Akintomide




Ann M. Battle

Assistant General Counsel, Head of Benchmark Reform



Mark Brown


Linklaters LLP


Suzanna Brunton

Managing Associate

Linklaters LLP


Katherine Tew Darras

General Counsel



Caroline Dawson


Clifford Chance LLP


Natalie Everaert

General Counsel and Managing Director, Co-head of Asia-Pacific Legal ESG Group and Chair of ISDA’s Global Energy, Commodities & Developing Products Committee

Citibank, N.A.


Ilene K. Froom


Reed Smith LLP


Sarah Garvey


Allen & Overy LLP


David Hayes

Director, EMEA Markets Legal



Alina Nedea

Head of the Sanctions Unit, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)

European Commission

Tamsin Rolls

Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel

J.P. Morgan


Rick Sandilands

Senior Counsel, Europe



Deepak Sitlani


Linklaters LLP


Owen Taylor

Head of Legal – Rates and FX Derivatives



Peter Werner

Senior Counsel



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Registration fee is for one person to attend the entire event. Pass may not be split between multiple attendees.
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Member US$275.00

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Basic knowledge of derivatives documentation is beneficial but not mandatory. Some knowledge of financial markets is assumed. No advance preparation is required.

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ISDA is an accredited provider of continuing education credits by the following organizations:

  • CLE

    ISDA has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the state of New York.

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